What is Indian status?
Indian status is the legal status of a person who is registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.
Under the Indian Act, status Indians, also known as registered Indians, may be eligible for a range of benefits, rights, programs and services offered by the federal and provincial or territorial governments.
If you think you might be eligible for Indian status and are ready to apply, start by consulting the eligibility requirements under Are you eligible to apply. You may also wish to research your family history to help determine which application form you need to fill out. This will save time in the processing of your application.
If you are registered as a status Indian under the Indian Act, your name will be added to the Indian Register.
What might you be eligible for as a status Indian?
- To find out more about the benefits and rights that may be available to you as a status Indian, visit Benefits and rights for Indigenous peoples.
- To find out more about programs and services that may be available to you as a status Indian, visit Indigenous peoples.
Application for Status Cards
Upcoming Community Events:
August 3, 2023 – Swan Lake Treaty Days 10 to 4 pm (SLFN Powwow Grounds)
August 7 , 2023 – Nomination Meeting 5 to 8 pm (SLFN Community Hall)
Contact for Swan Lake First Nation